University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology
SPRING 2005 GUEST LECTURER SEMINAR SERIES
January 13 –“The genetics of adaptation to climatic stress desiccation in Drosophila melanogaster.” Dr. Marina Telonis-Scott, UF Zoology
January 20 –“Fire ant biological control.” Dr. Sanford Porter, USDA-ARS, Gainesville.
January 27 –“ Ecological and physiological factors determining suitability of Cotesia flavipes-complex parasitoids.” Dr. Robert Wiedenmann, University of Illinois.
February 3 –“Toxicology and termites? How functional genomics can be used to develop the termiticides of tomorrow.” Dr. Michael E. Scharf, UF/IFAS.
February 10 –“The Molecular Physiology of the Larval Mosquito Gut.” Dr. Paul Linser, UF Whitney Marine Laboratory.
February 17 – “Exploring the relationship between biodiversity and successful biological control.” Dr. Bill Snyder, Washington State University.
February 24 –“Alternative management strategies for aphid transmitted diseases in melons.”Dr. Geoffrey Zehnder, Clemson University, SC.
March 10 –“The beast within: Management strategies for Cactoblastis cactorum in the U.S., a biological control agent turned invasive pest.” Dr. Stephen Hight, USDA-ARS, FAMU.
March 17 –“Of Lice and Men: The coevolutionary history of humans and their lice.” Dr. David Reed, UF Zoology.
March 24 –“Parsnip webworms and wild parsnips: Web sites on the evolutionary superhighway.” Dr. May Berenbaum, University of Illinois.
March 31 –“Ecology and conservation biology of the state- endangered Miami blue butterfly, Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae).” Dr. Jaret Daniels, UF McGuire Center.
April 7 –“Interactions at the plant-herbivore interface: insect elicitors, phytohormone signaling, and induced plant defense responses.” Dr. Eric A. Schmelz, USDA-ARS, Gainesville.
April 14 – “Plasticity in long-term adult development in lubber grasshoppers. Dr. John Hattle, University of North Florida.
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